Resort: Diamond 90 Percent Ice-free

Diamond Lake in the Oregon Cascades is 90 percent ice free and the North Ramp is open for biz.

Even better, anglers are catching fish.

That according to Diamond Lake Resort.

“Anglers have been doing very well despite cold water temperatures of 40 degrees causing the trout to bite very lightly. Power Bait fished 18 to 24 inches off the bottom has been producing the best. Trolling  is  improving with warming water temperatures. Pulling gang spinners trailed by a chunk of nightcrawler is attracting strike,” reports Rick Rongholt this morning.

DON WADE OF ROSEBURG WITH A STRINGER OF RAINBOWS CAUGHT SATURDAY, MAY 21, WITH PINK POWER BAIT FROM THE JETTY AT THE NORTH BOAT RAMP. (DIAMOND LAKE RESORT)

This season, Diamond’s daily limit has been boosted to eight 8-plus-inch trout, but only one over 20 inches. The rule is in effect until late October this year.

“A 41/2-pound fish was caught on a single salmon egg near our marina yesterday,” Rongholt says.

All that said, he warns of some weather ahead. The National Weather Service calls for a chance of snow or rain and below-freezing lows through Saturday.

For more, call the resort’s marina (800‐733‐7593 x 238) or go to diamondlake.net.

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